Personalized event recommendation system in community-based healthcare

Social isolation and loneliness are serious public health issues with many adverse effects on individuals' quality of life and well-being. Notably, these are growing problems in the aging population. Working from an existing prototype and extension of our previous Mitacs project, the main objective of this research project is to develop and optimize a personalized sequential recommendation system to address an individual’s flagged unmet needs or to advance identified personal goals based on their survey data in order to improve their quality of life and overall satisfaction.

Design and fabrication of a low-cost, comprehensive incoming material inspection system for thermoplastics

Fused filament fabrication is an additive manufacturing (AM) process in which thermoplastic material is pushed through a heated nozzle to create objects layer by layer. This is typically the AM process people associate with 3D printing. The incoming material for the FFF process has a direct impact on the machine performance and the final product. Our goal is to create an incoming quality inspection mechanism that is fast and reliable, and can be replicated for other companies or institutions.

Local Black History Internship Program

The Local Black History Internship Program will provide an undergraduate student from the University of Windsor with a unique opportunity to conduct research with a university professor and develop a museum exhibit for the Amherstburg Freedom Museum. This position will offer the intern insights into how the study of the past is conducted by professional historians, as well as valuable hands-on experiences in the fields of public history and museum studies.

Full-Scale Testing of an E-Motor Cooling System

Automotive makers are facing increasing pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and shift from the use of more conventional internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles. Along with this shift comes a demand for on-board electronics that can operate at higher power densities, such as the electric motor. A less utilized, yet cheaper and more efficient e-motor type is a wound-field synchronous motor.

Direct Solution Processing of Fullerene C60 with Branched Polyethylene Towards Improved Organic Electronics - Year Two

Organic solar cells are promising sources of renewable energy, with the added benefit of mechanical flexibility making them particularly desirable for many applications compared to traditional silicon solar cells. However, high cost and low efficiency has thus far hindered the commercialization of organic devices, restricting their development to academic research labs.

Cannabinoid Formulation for Consumer Beverages

This project, a collaboration between Peak Processing Solutions of Windsor Ontario, and the Trant Team at the University of Windsor seeks to design new ways to incorporate cannabinoids, the active components of cannabis, into consumer products. Cannabinoids are not dissolvable in water, and so you need to mix them with little fat bubbles, rather like milk, to make sure they are evenly distributed.

Multiprong targeting with a combination of water-soluble CoQ10 and Ashwagandha extract to halt progression of Alzheimer-type neurodegeneration

The aim of the project is to develop a safe and nutraceutical-like formulation of UbisolQ10 (UQ), a unique water-soluble formula in combination with water-soluble Ashwagandha extract (AE), that can arrest the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). This novel formulation significantly increases bioavailability of CoQ10 and other compounds in the brain. This combinatorial treatment can target multiple mechanisms implicated in AD development including mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, inflammation and dysregulation of autophagy.

Learning-based Autonomous Robotic System for Package Sorting Application

With the advent of e-commerce and logistics industry, numerous goods are delivered every day. Sorting systems play a pivotal role in orders delivery practices. Advanced sorting systems are required nowadays because e-commerce retailers are usually confronted with different orders, each consisting of various items. Integrated sorting systems typically consist of a mix of conveyors tied together which are controlled by the Warehouse Management System (WMS). Traditional objects sorting lines rely on human operators to locate and pick each product by hand.

Blade Fragmentation modeling in hard-wall containment systems

According to the existing airworthiness standards, aircraft turbofan engine certification must demonstrate its ability to contain a fan blade should the blade accidentally separate under critical operating conditions. P&WC has established a full engine computational analysis process. In the continuing evolution of this modelling process, several areas requiring improvement have been identified as critical.

Inspection of Bridges in Ontario for Damage Detection and Rehabilitation

This Mitacs project will undertake bridge inspections of 33 road bridges in Ontario to determine locations and level of damages in these bridges and suggest appropriate rehabilitation techniques to keep these bridges in service. The data collected will be added to the current pool of similar data already collected by the industry partner, MEDA to develop an inhouse bridge inspection manual. This manual will allow MEDA to be more productive and have a competitive advantage for the future bridge inspection projects.